The Trinidad scorpion (Capsicum chinense) originated north of Venezuela in Trinidad. Farmer Wahid Ogeer gets credit for breeding the first of this fiery type of hot pepper, a combination of habanero, Scotch bonnet and ghost pepper. Pepper enthusiasts have spicy food and hot pepper sauce challenges with Trinidad scorpion peppers.
Practice common sense when learning how to grow Trinidad scorpion peppers. Handling extreme peppers, especially around children and others who are not acquainted with extreme spiciness, can potentially be dangerous to your health. Dairy products like milk, ice cream or yogurt and starches like bananas, crackers or bread may help to calm the burn, but don’t count on it with these peppers.